Osage Nation voters have elected three new members to serve in the Osage Congress and voters re-elected three of its current members.
Jodie Revard, Pam Shaw and Billy Keene are the newest members to join the Osage Nation Congress. RJ Walker, Joe Tillman and John Maker were re-elected to the congress.
Revard, who had the most votes cast in her favor, ran on a platform of supporting the 25-year strategic plan for the Osage Nation, prioritized spending, addressing current board challenges and improving communication between the Osage people and the Osage Nation government.
Pamela Shaw, who has worked in the tribal gaming industry for the last 15 years, feels as if trust and experience is important when holding the position of congresswoman.
Voters had two constitutional amendment questions requiring 65 percent of the vote to pass. The first question regarding elected officials having no more than five terms in office passed with more than 75 percent of the vote. The other question dealt with adding language to the Osage Nation Constitution regarding candidates for Principal Chief to run for office with a candidate for Assistant Principal Chief on a combined ticket. That proposal failed.
Inauguration Day is Saturday, July 11th at the Osage Casino in Tulsa.